Recycled Book Challenge: ‘Hillary´s Scheme’ by Carl Limbacher

In light of the upcoming 2016 United States Presidential elections, when I saw this book ‘Hillary´s Scheme‘, I had to make it an addition to my years worth of reading for the recycled book challenge! I mean, talk about perfect timing!

Hillary Clinton is one of United States Democratic party frontrunners for President this year. I saw this book and although political reading is not exactly what I would call relaxing, I figured I would step out of my comfort zone and give it a shot.

This book, published in 2003, was a bit impossible for me to finish all the way. It was obviously written by a Tea Party Republican propagandist, as dramatic accolades of President Bush’s handling of the 9/11 tragedies make him out to be some sort of hero at instant action and successful calming of the American public. In other words – pure propaganda. This began on page 2 of the book, so you can imagine what it was like the entire way through. I mean seriously. Now, I might not be in the USA, but Bush’s war was a highly publicized event and I’ve not yet heard that he ´led America to its first decisive wartime win since 1945´ as stated on page 23. Did you know that happened? New to me. Perhaps with the constant international news coverage, we somehow missed that fact.

The more I read of this book, the more I realize that it was published as nothing more than a smear campaign against the Clintons. Even judging them for digging up dirt against their opponents…as if thats not exactly whats happening in this case. Only, published forever. As this is a used book, I have to wonder if it was something handed out by the republican party during a dreaded fear that Mrs. Clinton would run in 2004. Then, just tossed in the receivers suitcase for a good bit of dirt to read on the plane and left behind for the next reader, who must’ve read it, thought to themselves ´this is rubbish´and sold it at the market.

The author of this book has managed to find at least one person who will testify that Mrs. Clinton claims to have never wanted to run for the Presidency, and that President Clinton initially vowed while in Arkansas that he would never run for President. Whoops. As well as drudging up Mrs. Clintons hesitancy to publicly state her endorsement for Gore, or her own plans to run. In reading the micro transcript of her dodging the question by even stating that she would be in Hawaii when it came time to endorse; it seems blatantly clear to me that the woman is merely trying to keep her mouth shut on the situation. Just because someone on television asks you something, does not mean you have to tell all. No. There is a time and a place and it was obviously not at that particular time and place. She could have not been more polite about it, nor more clear without saying ´none of your damned business´.

Despite the conspiracy theories, I still managed to read on. I reached my breaking point when I had to drudge my way through an entire section dragging Mrs Clinton through the mud for her part in the Watergate scandal when President Nixon was in office. Now, this was a bit before my time, so I did some independent research because…its just surreal to blame a collegiate for one America’s biggest presidential scandals of its time! And its utter boulderdash. True, Hillary Clinton did return to Washington in 1974, following her studies at Yale. HOWEVER, she was NOT covering up watergate for the president, but was actually working on the Presidents impeachment inquiry staff!

As if this complete 180 degree version of the truth was not enough to make me throw in the towel, I read on… And then I find it. An entire chapter devoted to her abuse and temperament as reported by Star magazine. Now correct me if I’m wrong, but is this not one of the nations leading yellow journalism magazines? Yes, it is. As a University graduate, I know that there are reliable sources for research and unreliable resources for research. Wikipedia = unreliable. Gossip magazines = TOTALLY unreliable! I could invent more reliable information myself and publish it. This is the point at which I decided that continuing to devote precious hours of my life to this…Gossip, lie, communistic propaganda was done. I have better things to do than to struggle my way through this nonsense and so do you.

For whomever will be screaming that I have my own agenda; I have no political affiliations regarding the US elections.

I’m challenging these bloggers to join in my recycled book reading challenge:

Barbara from teleporting weena

Mystical Writer

Your daughters bookshelf

Joanne

and

Jason from Nerdy life of Mine

My next read will be much lighter 🙂

I’m so happy that people are continuing to join this challenge! Please feel free to share in the fun…lets dig out these old valuables 🙂 The more the merrier!

Thanks for reading!

-Mliae

 

Meet the Beasts! <3 The newest members of the family :D

I would love to introduce our newest members of the family! This adorable Husky duo finally came home after a grueling 3 months of adoption papers, interviews, fact checking, more interviews, medical and training requests, etc.

We were so hoping to have them here for Christmas, but instead we managed to get them here just in time for Valentine’s…and oh what a Valentines it was! It is a female and male, both trained as sled dogs, whose names are borderline unpronounceable, so I’ve nicknamed them meanings: ‘The Queen’ and ‘Snuggly’.

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Meet The Queen

She is the leader of the pack. She pulls, runs, pulls, and chews the insides out of a tennis ball in seconds. Not the most trustworthy of beings when she came to us, it took me days to even coax her into letting me pat her head. Now she’s just fine and totally relaxed! She is streamlined for sledding and knows exactly what she wants to do. (Regardless of if its what YOU want her to do).

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Meet Snuggly

This guy is my new teddy bear. Since I’m a woman, his tendency towards protection kicked in almost immediately. He loves to snuggle, helps himself to a nice spot on the sofa for some window watching, eats everything – I mean everything! Loves runs, snow and all things remotely edible.

So these 2 will be making sure that I’ve got buns, abs and arms of steal by the time summer rolls around. One week and I can already feel the burn…BIG TIME! Expect to see these two on the regular 🙂

Thanks for reading!

-Mliae

Blogger Recognition Award

Thank you to the awesome blog GRae Area for nominating me for this Blogger Recognition Award! It means so much to me to be recognized by my peers 😉 Thank you!

This peer recognition award was created by blogger at Edge of Night. I love peer recognition awards because it gives us a chance to thank those who have provided us with insightful, memorable and sometimes funny blog posts – by formally recognizing them and suggesting their blogs to our readers.

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The rules are simple:

  • Select 15 other blogs you want to give the award to. Do some digging if you must! Find those blogs. You cannot nominate yourself or the person who has nominated you.
  • Write a post to show off your award! Give a brief story of how your blog got started, and give a piece or two of advice to new bloggers. Thank whoever nominated you, and provide a link to their blog. List who you’ve nominated in the post.
  • Make sure to also attach the award itself! (You can do this by right-clicking, saving, and uploading the image above).
    Comment on each blog and let them know you’ve nominated them. Provide a link to the award post you created.
  • Provide a link to the original post on Edge of Night. That way, anyone can find the original guidelines and post if needed, and we can keep it from mutating and becoming confusing! (It happens LOL).

My advice to new bloggers:

Network as much as possible! There are so many millions of blogs in the blogosphere that it is next to impossible to set yourself apart in the beginning. I’ve found that joining in courses, challenges and prompts proves to be an invaluable resource. But if you really want to find the gold, you must dig for it. Set a goal to go through your reader and discover new blogs. Don’t just like everything, but READ it. Like, comment, follow. Through doing this I have met, networked and made some good friends here that have really been helping me along so much and in so many ways, in my blogging journey.

Write something worth reading. I try to support as many of my fellow bloggers as possible, but the time I spend reading blogs is valuable. It’s time from my life. So I can tell you that when I find something really good, I’m very happy to have invested my time…as opposed to those posts that seem as if it took less than 5 minutes to just write anything and hit ‘publish’. The effort you put it, will be returned.

My awesome nominees:

  1. Charlotte 
  2. Chape
  3. R Prab
  4. Mrs. Strawberry Blonde
  5. Leennas Creative Box
  6. Jonathan Olivier
  7. Perfect the Days
  8. Deb
  9. Project Relish
  10. A Cooking Pot and Twisted Tales
  11. Georgie Moon
  12. Zero Creativity
  13. Jam
  14. Teacup Talk
  15. Be like water

101 Reasons to Celebrate Today!

followed-blog-100-2xAs I sit here this morning with the biggest of all smiles plastered on my face, I’m so excited to have reached 101 genuinely AWESOME followers!

I’ve been blogging since October 2015 and wanted to grow my blog organically without involving friends and family so that I knew if my blog was being read, it was because someone was genuinely interested in what I have to say 🙂  Hence the reason why reaching this milestone is so important to me.

Blogging is a million times better when I can share my thoughts with like-minded and communicative individuals – and occasionally even manage to go off on a collaborative, creative journey with my fellow bloggers. In the past four months, I have met so many wonderful people here on WP, and made a few lovely new friends, who are just too friendly and comfortable to resist.

Thank you all so much for granting me time out of your lives to read what I have to say and to interact with me. That time is so valuable, and greatly appreciated!

Big Hugs all around!

-Mliae

 

Recycled Book Reading Challenge!

I’ve really been wishing to create a reading challenge that I hope many people will join. I’m not a book blogger, but I do enjoy reading and reporting. All books are important, each in their own way. I guess you can assume that since I’m all over the map in life, my tastes in books is a bit erratic as well. So, I don’t stick to one form of literature…I like everything!

Book clubs and running out to purchase the newest hot item on the shelf has a tendency to get expensive after awhile, so I would like to focus on used or ‘recycled’ books. Remember that library book you bought for 10 cents? Or the second hand store find for 25 cents? Those are the ones about which I’m speaking. We all have them…some, like me, have a closet full just waiting to be read.

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These are my 12 recycled book selections for the challenge.

Here’s what I’m thinking:

  • Beginning once the challenge is accepted, pick an old find, dust it off, take a good photo and start reading.
  • If you would to tag some fellow bloggers, which you think might enjoy the challenge…feel free to spread the joy!
  • On the 1st day of every month for the next 12 months, post a review of the book, commentary, joke, or opinion (complete with photo).
  • Please include in the post a ping back to the challenge or challenger
  • Link to your book post on this comment section, and announce our next months book

What do you think? 12 recycled books of your choosing, in 12 months?

Please share, link, repost, reblog or pass along…The more, the merrier!

Thanks for reading!

-Mliae

 

The Versatile Blogger Award!

Thank you so much to Chape Personal Trainer for nominating me for the versatile blogger award! Peer recognition is a wonderful thing and it feels great to be recognized by a successful fellow blogger who never ceases to amaze me. Thanks again, David!

I really love these kinds of awards where I can pass it along to those bloggers that I’m impressed by. My nominees were all chosen due to their lovely writing, coverage of versatile topics or meanderings and the fact that I am a fan of theirs. 🙂

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The rules are simple:

  1. Thank the person that nominated you and include a link to their blog.
  2. Nominate at least 15 bloggers of your choice. When considering a fellow blogger for the Versatile Blogger Award, keep in mind the quality of their writing, the uniqueness of their subject matter and the level of love displayed on the virtual page.
  3. Link your nominees and let them know about their nomination.
  4. Share seven facts about yourself.

7 Facts about me:

  1. I’m a friend for life kind of person
  2. I would rather do things, than have things
  3. Spring and Summer are my favorite seasons
  4. I quit colouring my hair on a bet that I would never stick to my New Year’s resolution…5 years ago.
  5. I love to cook, but recipes baffle me
  6. I would rather have 3 outfits that I look Ah-maz-ing in than 20 outfits that I look O.K. in
  7. I’m a fan of punk

My versatile nominees!:

  1. Leena’s Creative Box
  2. Teacup Talk
  3. The view from my window
  4. Leaves et Livres
  5. Project Relish
  6. Simple Dimple site
  7. Third Time Lucky
  8. Amy Lucia
  9. Retirement and Beyond
  10. Dancing with Mosquitos
  11. The incidentalist
  12. Life of an El Paso Woman
  13. A Cooking Pot and Twisted Tales
  14. A Beautiful Whim
  15. Rat Race of my Life

All the best to my lovely nominees, I look forward to reading more!

Thanks for reading!

-Mliae

The new additions to my winter capsule wardrobe

These leather lined burgundy wedge ankle boots made by  Clark’s shoes   are awesome! I purchased them from Halonen recently and I absolutely adore them. This is the first feature of my new weekly finds blogging event feature in conjunction with adarkworldinside.

Fashionable shoes are always a bonus to any wardrobe, even though sometimes it can be a bit difficult to navigate because everyone seems to have an opinion on the type of heel. In or out? Some designers will say that any shoes with platforms are unfashionable now because women should be walking like ballerinas in skyscraper stilettos (Yes, I agree) and not pounding down flat footed in chunky heels. I can see the point easily, as in Northern Europe, the whole 70’s platform is coming back and some women walk like truck drivers in those things. Ironically, chunky heels seem to be making a design comeback as well. However, wedges are a different thing entirely, if you ask me.

Take these ankle boots. If you look at the photo, you can see that the wedge is streamlined…thin at the heel and follows the line of the shoe daintily. Also, there’s a comfort factor where the wearer does not have to feel every little bump in the road and teeter over it accordingly. These shoes are sturdier than that. Which for me, makes them perfect. Because I can use these on the ice, and while prancing along cobblestone streets without the impending fear of hitting a cobblestone the wrong way and breaking my ankle on the way down. Sold!

This particular pair is perfect for my winter capsule wardrobe (which is basically my autumn capsule wardrobe only including my Tory Burch sweater and Burberry cashmere slacks in neutral beige). Since these are a deep burgundy wine colour, they really go with everything in my wardrobe. For those of you who have not read my capsule wardrobe posts which you can find here, this season’s capsule wardrobe colours are mainly neutral beige’s and golds, dark blue’s, skinny jeans, eggshell and burgundy. For autumn, I used a knee high light beige suede knee boot with a thicker 5 inch heel. Sadly, those are unsuitable for icy weather. So these new boots are my fashion go-to and I’m so happy I bought them!

What are your favorite winter fashion shoes?

Thanks for reading!

-mliae

Daily post: Now you see me…

…or then again, maybe you don’t! If I had a superpower where I could appear and disappear at will, when and where would I use this superpower? Oh boy! Thank you, daily post for such a fun prompt! I just HAD to join in this one!

I’m assuming this is in modern day and that if I tried to extend it to time travel, my cellular structure would get all screwy and I’d wind up looking like a defunct Mrs. Potato Head in the 18th century. So, we’ll scrap that.

  • Halloween
    • Yes. Absolutely. I’d wander around neighborhoods invisible, and then magically reappear right as a large group of trick or treaters were walking up to a door. Muahahaha…talk about screams!
  • Free Travel  
    • OK, this is 200% in violation of the superhero code of ethics…and mine as well. Buuuutttt….if we’re talking about fantasy, let’s go there! I would totally be tempted to board an international airline with the first class passengers while invisible (Yes, the handbag might be a bit of a problem but we can deal with that later), find an empty first class seat, plop myself down and chill until we arrive at whatever destination we seem to be going!
  • Parks and Gardens after dark 
    • Due to safety concerns and vandalism, many of the most beautiful parks and gardens around the globe now lock down at a certain time and that’s it. I would be invisible until everyone was gone, and then I would just sit and enjoy the peaceful beauty and fragrant flora.
  • Neurotic germaphobe investigates
    • I would go into hotels and restaurants while invisible before/during/after hours to check out the public hygiene practices of the place and then report back here!
  • Important meetings
    • ECB, Federal reserve, Parliamentary meetings…you got it and you can BET I’ll be there! If interest rates rise, I’ll let you know (and start paying down my loans a WHOLE LOT FASTER). Raising taxes? No problemo…I’ll be there! Decisions to alter anyone’s constitution? You’ll hear me whining loudly! It’s such a nerdy thing to admit, but I feel like being able to take back a little of the freedoms and availability of information that the world has recently sacrificed both knowingly and unknowingly would be of great assistance. Not exactly sure I’m the ‘man’ for the job…but it would be great to be the metaphorical ‘fly on the wall’.
  • Least of all, would I be an actual super hero
    • I’m a chicken. Being invisible and then being so scared I didn’t realize I left my sunglasses sitting on my head, just to be busted (and beaten) by a villainous super – not super hero is exactly my M.O. and I’d be glad to avoid it.

More than perfect photo borrowed from Schizoidlawi …Thank you 🙂

What would you do with your power of at-will invisibility?

Some of my fellow super-hero’s:

  1. Pulling a rabbit out of the hat at Jitterygt
  2. anglo-swiss chronicles
  3. Ruthless games
  4. Radioactive Bubblegum
  5. The Story of a guy
  6. Theresa Barker
  7. PGHlesbian
  8. Finding life
  9. Time Passages
  10. Love and Death and Everything in Between

Thanks for reading!

-mliae

3 Day Quote Challenge: Final Day

Thank you Chape Personal Trainer for nominating me for this challenge. It was lots of fun!  (I hope you’ll go check them out).
The Challenge seems simple enough, so I hope some of you will also accept the challenge and share.

There are 3 Challenge rules:

  • You need to post for 3 days in a row
  • You must pick 1-3 quotes daily
  • In each post, you must challenge 3 bloggers

Today’s quotes are from another one of my all time favorite authors…Dr. Seuss! We can end with a smile 😀

‘I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. ‘

‘You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the guy who’ll decide where to go.’

And because it’s the last quote of my challenge:

‘Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.’

My nominees today are:

Geoff at past go

Amra at Perfect-the-days

Mind and life matters

Thanks for reading and I hope you continue the challenge!

-mliae

Winter slim-down week 12

Holding strong at 63 kg’s. I was really hoping to be back down to 61 kg for this update. However, the temperature has plummeted this week to a lung freezing -30 below zero C (or -22 below 0 F) and I really think that I am hibernating. Plain and simple. It’s seriously cold out and all I want to do is sit by the fire, eat, sleep and stand in a scalding hot shower.

I didn’t do too well on the ‘diet’ part of it…although I guess that could be left to perspective because for a majority of this week I’ve been eating steamed veggies and rice. However, I did dine out once this week and didn’t consider the diet in the least when I ordered fish and chips. (Totally don’t feel guilty because I was craving this for like 5 days beforehand) And there were 2 at home meals that contained onion rings or fries. Even worse, wing sauce. Do you know that stuff has a TON of calories in it?! I didn’t have a clue until I looked at the bottle whilst drowning my food in it. So – guilty.

However, I did great on the exercise portion of this regime and managed to keep off any additional weight from the comfort food I fed myself. So on this point I’m very proud of myself and highly motivated to continue adding in exercises each week. At the moment we have: squats, hand weights, walking, planks, leg lifts and kettle bells. This week I’m adding in a starting of 40 jumping jacks. These I’ll do the minute I manage to climb out f bed because it’s a good exercise to open those eyes, plus I’m hoping it will also help to get the blood pumping and warm this girl up!

Speaking of warming up, I’ve also been advised to start eating ginger throughout the day to keep myself warm. This should also help the diet. Apparently, my nose, hands and well everywhere are so cold, I’m like snuggling up to a frozen turkey. Hmph. Hmph. We’ll see about that!

I’ve also begun keeping an excel spreadsheet of everything I put in my mouth (vitamins included), daily weight and daily exercise. I’m hoping that this will help me to visualize what I’m doing to myself and aid to my shedding those final 8 kgs or 17 lbs.

What works for you? Any tips to share?

Thanks for reading!

-mliae

3 Day Quote Challenge

I accepted this challenge from Chape Personal Trainer  A very interesting, helpful and forgiving site. (I hope you’ll go check them out).

The Challenge seems simple enough, so I hope some of you will also accept the challenge and share.

There are 3 Challenge rules:

  • You need to post for 3 days in a row
  • You must pick 1-3 quotes daily
  • In each post, you must challenge 3 bloggers

Today I’m quoting Anthony Damiani. He penned one of my favorite books Standing in your own way: Talks on the nature of ego

Most people don’t know or don’t accept the fact that if they had no thoughts they would be happy.’

…but when you look at the dream, you know that the dream character borrowed whatever consciousness he or she has from the person having the dream.

The recognition that the ego is part of the world’s being comes upon you and you stop saying that it doesn’t exist.

My nominees for today:

Roo’s ruse

Mrs Strawberry Blonde 

Brew N Spew

Until tomorrow!

Thanks for reading!

-mliae

One Lovely Blog Award

A big fat THANK YOU to Chape, one of the coolest bloggers I’ve had the pleasure of connecting to in the blogosphere, for nominating lifexperiment blog for the One Lovely Blog Award!

Rules:

  • You must thank the person who nominated you and includes a link to their blog.
  • You must list the rules and display the award
  • You must add 7 facts about yourself
  • You must nominate 15 other bloggers and leave a comment on one of their posts to let them know they have been nominated.

7 Facts about me:

  1. I go nuts when I can’t travel
  2. I follow the theory ‘If my dog doesn’t like you, I don’t like you’
  3. Summer is my hands-down favorite time of year
  4. I’m a work-a-holic because I love what I do
  5. I am deadly to plants (despite my best efforts)
  6. I don’t drink fizzy drinks
  7. I adore stand-up comedy 😉

My Lovely Blog Nominees:

  1. Can I put it on my face
  2. Mrs.Strawberry Blonde
  3. Alkeisvoima
  4. Be Like Water
  5. The Book Blogger
  6. Peace Love and Bliss Balls
  7. Abigailirozuru
  8. Colin
  9. Lisa Pomerantzster
  10. Roos Ruse
  11. Fresh Cut KY
  12. IMPREINT official
  13. Sunshine and teacups
  14. Glam meets Girl
  15. Perfect the Days

Thank you to Chape and all the bloggers I nominated for posting great content!

 

Winter slim-down week 11

Hello all

I’m a couple days behind on this update, so my apologies. I guess you can easily imagine how this post holiday diet update is going to go, based on the meme. (Yes, I HAD to use it)

So here’s how this train wreck went down: After 10 days of celebrating (3 days of Christmas, 2 days of New Years celebrations and 2 birthdays -all in that 10 day period), I …uh….gained a little weight. OK, I gained A LOT of weight! Once off that diet train, it seems as though the train just ran me over. There was one diet blogger who I follow @thebigfatcleanup who managed to say NO-GO to the feasting and beasting during the holly-daze, so I have to give her a big fat shout out! Girl, next year, I’ll listen!

My first weigh-in after the holidays showed me that not only had I managed to gain ALL the weight back that I’ve been struggling to lose over the past 2,5 months…but an additional 0,6 kg over the top! I weighed more than my starting weight!! (starting weight: 64,1 kg – New Years weight: 64,7 kg/143 lbs!) Needless to say, I spent the next hour or so having a minor freak-out. Luckily, some of the weight melted away after about 2 days of watching what I was putting into my mouth and continuing to exercise. (Current weight: 63 kg/139 lbs)

Getting back to what I was doing before my disastrous holiday break, and incorporating the new kettle bell exercises and planks are the plan for this week. Also, to my S.O. who feeds me lots of really healthy food, steamed and baked with love – I will be cutting back on my serving sizes…just the tiniest bit. And I’ll give you a spatula to wave around while lecturing me about my sweet tooth when busted sneaking cookie dough. 😉

I’m hoping that with a lot of effort and some well rehearsed restraint, I can be back to 61 kg /134,5 lbs by my next weeks update. Then we can continue the progress where I should not have left off 2 weeks ago. Fingers crossed!

How’d your holiday dieting go?

Thanks for reading!

-mliae

New Years resolution time…

Whoop! Whoop! HAPPY NEW YEAR, 2016!! 😀

Aaahhh, it’s that time of year again. Time to look over your past achievements and failures, time to make that somewhat reasonable wish list for your year ahead, time to contemplate (and dismiss) all your former yearly resolutions. Some actually achieved and some that lacked.

For me? I’ve done the whole gung-ho ‘I’m going to diet and exercise and be healthy, wealthy and young for eternity thing.’ Guess what? Didn’t stick. Since I’ve already been dieting and exercising for the past 2,5 months, it seems like an unfair head start on a resolution. Time to find another challenge to add to the game.

One year, I did manage to make it an entire year without colouring my hair…and have actually managed to stick to it for the last several years since. I also managed to quit smoking Although I’m not sure whether to count that or not, as it took at least 15 tries before I put the pack down permanently. I also stuck to the plan that I wanted to get my degree abroad. At least long enough to actually get my degree! And this year, I purchased my first home. A farmhouse. A fixer-upper, but it’s mine and as of this minute, it’s still standing so I’m happy 😉 Which brings me to…this years’ resolution!

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Canning! That’s correct 🙂  Welcome yourself to another new experiment. This undomesticated female is starting, as of today, to learn how to preserve food. I mean to learn not only how to can, but also how to dry, freeze, preserve in oil, etc. Before you start scratching your head, let me explain. There is method to my madness. Although my land area is quite small, it’s also quite full. There are lots of berry bushes and some fruit and veg plants that have been growing for a very long time it seems. I plan to go on a planting binge myself when Spring arrives and I really really would like to be able to use everything I am able to harvest during the year. A) It’s the healthiest option as I don’t use pesticide sprays. B) I spend a fortune at the market, so it would help me to save money for the fun stuff, like traveling, shopping and this desperately needed home reno. C) Seriously, who doesn’t want to be able to enjoy their own home grown food?

So that’s the deal. I have nothing but vinegar and a few canning jars at the moment. I’ll be trying to learn the old fashioned way before all the extra pots and canners. (Mainly since I don’t have a clue what I’m doing, so simpler is always better) Today I was given my very first canning recipe for pickled green tomato’s. Yum!

I gladly welcome any advice, recipes, warnings or ideas about food preservation. Please share, as I am an amateur!

Stay tuned, I’ll be blogging about my progress while learning this.

Thanks for reading and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

-mliae

What to look forward to…

Hello peeps 🙂

I’ll try to keep this brief, since I know that time is valuable. It’s because of that, that I am writing this post. Since we only have one life (Which makes time far more valuable than money, in my opinion) I thought it might be beneficial to map out what kind of posts you can expect from me & what experiments I’m facing over the next several months. This way, you can decide if it is worth your time to read and follow, if there is something specific that you are looking for.

  • The weightloss/diet/fitness journey continues. Unless a major breakthrough occurs at some point, this will be updated on a once weekly basis until I reach my goal weight.
  • Covering the never ending quest for beauty: Facials, cosmetics, new beauty products & reviews, creams, oils, treatments & peels, nutrition, etc. These will be posted once I’ve had time to notice results. Or on the day-of facials.
  • Fashion and decor: Photos, stores, links, prices and opinions
  • Health and wellness: Home remedies, massage and I will begin the cellulite cupping treatments. (I’m so excited!) These will be posted on a same-day or day-after basis, continuing through each treatment to follow progress.
  • Home renovation. Yes, you heard me…DIY! This should be the most entertaining of all of it…especially since yours truly can barely wield a hammer. I purchased an old farmhouse this summer and well…lets just say that I can clearly see that in the next 10 years or so, this place will have had all but the bones replaced, repaired, redecorated, rerouted or modified in some other way. These posts will be sporadic at best, but will follow my progress here.
  • Recipes: OK, so I’m not the best cook…especially when I’m traveling. But occasionally, I do happen to stumble upon some super easy, seriously yummy stuff. When I do, I’ll post it…promise! Forever on the lookout 😉
  • Travel, travel, travel! I travel frequently and will be posting more about my travels in multi-part updates. At the moment, I’m kind of here, there and everywhere so you can expect updates from some of the places I’ve been going with things to do/see, and then future updates containing additional information, places, people, prices, and fun stuff when I just have a chance to get it all together, back up my research (I want you to have the same great experiences I do!) and make sure that my tourist brain doesn’t take over.

That’s what you can expect. I only post when I actually have something to say, so you don’t have to worry about your email inbox flooding over with one-liners. All of my experiences are real and from my own life, so they will not be found anywhere else on the web (except perhaps my instagram: my_life_is_an_experiment ).

Thanks for reading and I look forward to hearing from you!

-mliae